Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country's foundation was built on the backs of foreign-born citizens. Foreign-Born Population: A Nation of Overlapping Diasporas visualizes America's history of immigration from the 1850s to 2010. &...

IASA menber Jerome Krase reports on "Seeing Brooklyn Change": A Call for Student Researchers, Photographers, and Videographers: More than 30 years ago, Brooklyn College students, under my direction, created an exhibit that photographically documented life in the borough's Italian American neighborhoods. It was the centerpiece of a conference and al...

by Robin McKie This year's announcement that future documents published by Cern, the world's greatest particle physics laboratory, would appear in Comic Sans, a much-derided typeface designed for children, was unexpected. Using a type created for comic books to unveil complex scientific discoveries seemed akin to publishing papal decrees on Post-i...

Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name. Scientists and engineers working on high-tech hardware and software to help people with low or no vision make their way through the world gathered at Massachusetts...

Giove non è mai stato più vicino di così. Grazie alla sonda Juno, lanciata il 5 agosto 2011, il pianeta gigante potrebbe rivelare novità importanti sulla sua formazione e sull'universo in generale. La missione, che ha un cuore italiano, mira a rispondere a quelle domande che ancora risultano poco chiare alla comunità scientifica. Una fra tutte, per...

Cinque milioni di euro per il rientro in Italia di giovani studiosi impegnati all'estero. E' stato firmato dal ministro Francesco Profumo il Decreto Ministeriale che dà il via libera, per il 2013, al Programma per il reclutamento di giovani ricercatori "Rita Levi Montalcini". Grazie al Programma, intitolato alla scienziata premio Nobel recentemente...

by Serena Perfetto   The Italian name immediately reminds of night and dreams. However, the product's name proves a new way of approaching sleeping: Luna is a product that has been launched by a group of Italian talents that surprised the market with a new, innovative technology.   The slogan you will find in their website does not le...

With the intention of opening a dialogue and sharing the results of their work, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have co-organized a 1-day workshop on Friday, December 6, 2013 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts in which international leaders in the fields of scientific and technologica...

di Cristina Da Rold   Diversi studi indipendenti hanno sottolineato negli ultimi anni che il respiro di un malato di cancro presenta una differente composizione chimica rispetto all'alito di una persona sana, e che dunque può rappresentare un possibile strumento diagnostico, in particolare per il cancro al polmone. L'alterazione del metaboli...

October 27-28, 2015, Italian Embassy, Washington DC: "Where Italian researchers meet to discuss breakthrough ideas"   The talents and innovators of the Italian diaspora in the United States and Canada will meet the institutions, industry, and academia to help create industrial value, promote scientific research, and provide young and br...